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10 useful acronyms and abbreviations

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What's the difference between an acronym and an abbreviation?

Many people feel they have the same meaning, but traditionally there is a difference:

What does Just the Ticket mean?

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New Year's Resolutions

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The start of a new year is a good time to make some positive changes and so we have the tradition of New Year's Resolutions.

A New Year's Resolution is a promise that someone makes to make a change in their life. We usually want to stop doing a bad habit or start doing something good. Unfortunately, it is said that only 22% of people are successful in meeting their goals; most of us give up on our resolutions before long.

Culture Lesson: New Year's Eve

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Idioms using numbers

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11 number idioms

Take a look at these idioms; they all use numbers. Read through the 11 idioms ranging from 1 to 11 and then try the quiz:

Can you guess the tenses?

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Let's review some present and past verb tenses. Here you can see eight tenses; read through them to remind yourself of how they are used and then match the tenses to the sentences. The example sentences use the verb eat : eat / ate / eaten

present simple

I eat it.

present continuous

I am eating it.

Movie Lesson - Slumdog Millionaire

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Improve your grammar - new comparative forms!

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We have previously looked at how to make comparative adjectives using the following structure:

Cool becomes Cooler
Interesting becomes more interesting

Culture Lesson: Boxing Day

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Read the folling information about Boxing Day and choose the correct form for each missing word:

Culture Lesson: Christmas Traditions

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Merry Christmas!

Read the following information on Christmas and then answer the questions below: